Gimlet - the original way.

Gin or Vodka Gimlet

I was in a Pittsburgh bar that only served old style drinks, and all in the original form.  No Rose's lime juice: no crappy odd colored mixers coming out of a "gun" behind the bar.  I ordered a gin gimlet and I would like to tell you that it has completely changed my (occasional) drinking habits.

Along the lines of the wonderful craft brews that predominate the beer world and the young connoisseurs that demand it, it is great to see the liquor market heading in the same direction.

So here is the simple recipe.                                                                               Photos by Jon Feldman
And please choose a quality gin.

Gimlet (Vodka or Gin)  

  • 2 oz Quality Gin - There are so many to choose from
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (recipe here)
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice.  (A must)
  • 1 cup ice
 Pour all ingredients into a shaker and thoroughly shake until ice forms on the outside of the metal.

Serve up or over ice, with a lime garnish.

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